It was a big weekend for the top game-broadcasting website, and now it’s time for Twitch to beat its chest a bit.
The livestreaming site revealed that more than 20,000 people came to its first-ever TwitchCon fan event in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday. That’s an impressive number considering this is the first time the Amazon-owned company has ever done anything like this. Twitch is in a battle to fend off competition from Google’s YouTube Gaming, and it’s attempting to do that by establishing a tight community of broadcasters and viewers — and TwitchCon seems like it was successful at promoting that.
Of course, TwitchCon was also simultaneously livestreamed, and the company revealed the event had more than 1.9 million unique viewers tune in to watch the various talks, panels, and keynotes.
Twitch tells GamesBeat that the plan is to do another event in 2016, but it is far too earlier to say where or when.
Finally, the site is actively looking for fan feedback. If you went to TwitchCon or watched it online, the people who put the event together promise they are monitoring the #TwitchCon hashtag on Twitter for any thoughts or problems people might wish to point out.